How To Create Front Door Appeal

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I wanted to share the final touches to our front door at the beach house. We have just had a Barn Light Australia wall sconce installed. It is powder coated so I’m hoping it will withstand all the elements. We previously had a temperamental spotlight on a sensor and were literally left in the dark fumbling for the keys.

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Although the front door area is small, I have tried to create a welcoming first impression. Here are some of my tips for How To Create Front Door Appeal.

1. Paint The Front Door

To really add that wow factor and make a great first impression, paint your front door a colour that complements your house exterior. One of my most pinned images from my Pinterest Front Doors board, this soft blue suggests a beachy, relaxed vibe.

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Evermore Homes

And I don’t think it always needs to be a bright colour. I love a black door against a white exterior. This is the colour I will most likely choose for our new build.

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2. Symmetrical Greenery

If you have the space, flanking the front door with two matching pots on either side is one of my favourite looks. Fill the pots with a low maintenance evergreen hedge.

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LeeAnn Thornton

Or if you fancy yourself as a green thumb (not me!), a topiary tree can add some interest.

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Henhurst Interiors

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3. Ambient Lighting

Appropriate lighting near the front door is not only practical, it creates a soft ambience at night. Use a wall light adjacent to the front door or pendant above it for a welcoming entrance for visitors. This incredible entrance below belongs to Gwyneth Paltrow.

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4. Door Hardware and Doormats

Beautiful door hardware such as a handle or knocker can be the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to see my pineapple door knocker that I bought in the U.S. on our new front door.

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A colourful or interesting doormat can add some personality to the space.

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Here is my round up of some products to create Front Door Appeal.

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Belinda XO

13 Responses to "How To Create Front Door Appeal"
  1. Great timing! I’ve been looking for a couple of white planter boxes for our front door but they’ve been out of stock forever so I’ll follow up this new supplier – thank you! x

  2. I have no idea what to do with the lighting on our front deck. The original lighting is still in place and I am just not sure if I should just stick to it or chase up some new lighting. Will have to ponder a little more x

    • Lighting is tricky and I haven’t found many Australian stockists of good quality outdoor lanterns, but am rapt with our one from Barnlight. We stuck with our originals in our previous California Bungalow and they did the job. Good luck Nicole x

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